Alchemy Construct has been selected by St Vincent’s Hospital to undertake Stage 1 of the $200 million ACMD world-class medical project.
Alchemy are currently on-site at St Vincent’s in Melbourne (ranked as being one of the top 100 hospitals in the world) as CM builder undertaking the $10M early works, enabling and decanting project.
ACMD is a bold initiative to create Australia’s first hospital-based world-class health-tech innovation centre. It will be a state-of-the-art, purposed designed centre and a landmark in the heart of the city of Melbourne, on campus at St Vincent’s.
The centre has been designed by renowned architects Denton Corker Marshall, in close collaboration with researchers and the building’s future users.
The ACMD Building at St Vincent’s will become a fully integrated medical, engineering, scientific institution and commercialisation centre for both research and clinical care.
Being located alongside a leading hospital means that it will have the unique capability to quickly and efficiently conduct patient-focused hospital trials.
Moreover, the centre will incorporate a light-filled, mirrored atrium, running the full height of the building. Inspired by the Carlton Gardens opposite, it will be conservatory-like with inset plantings and green garden spaces arrayed within the full 11-storey facade.
“It is an honour to have been selected to undertake Stage 1 for St Vincent’s,” said Alchemy Director Jamie Nicolson.
“What this project will bring to Melbourne is at the peak of innovation in medical research. Despite the setbacks of COVID in 2020 for our global community, our team, clients and collaborators have continued to push critical projects onward safely for the benefit of our communities.”
The ACMD is a highly collaborative initiative between five universities, four research institutions and a tertiary hospital, with links to major international medtech/healthtech corporations and an active community of start-ups and new ventures.
Nicolson added: “In recent times we have seen the work of our incredible medical teams around the world, we couldn’t think of a project which is more rewarding at this time and which supports the phenomenal work our health researchers and physicians undertake every day.”
“We look forward to our continuing relationship with St Vincent’s as our Stage 1 works pave the way for the creation of the first hospital-based, world-class health-tech innovation centre in Australia – a historical project for Melbourne and Australia.”
For more information on the ACMD project, please visit: www.acmd.org.au